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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:02 AM

A prehistoric petroglyph panel near Moab was defaced with the words 'White Power'

The Bureau of Land Mangement is offering a $10,000 reward for relevant information about those who committed the vandalism


Moab • Near the bottom of a redrock canyon, not far from where Kane Creek empties into the Colorado River, Indigenous people returned to a prominent, cube-like boulder for over 3,000 years to inscribe intricate images on its faces.

Known as the Birthing Rock, the boulder features petroglyphs on all four of its accessible sides that date from the Archaic period to more modern Ute inscriptions, including dozens of ancestral Puebloan-era images, including a woman giving birth.

The canyon is popular with off-road vehicles, mountain bikers and hikers, and although it’s only protected by a low wooden fence, it remained free of the graffiti typical in other popular areas.

Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday, however, vandals descended on the roadside rock and scratched it with obscenities, a crude penis and the words “white power” directly over the top of two anthropomorphic figures.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/04/28/prehistoric-petroglyph/
(Salt Lake Tribune)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:38 AM

1. This person will probably brag to his buddies--and I hope someone with morals turns this

jerk into the police.

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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:21 AM

2. The despicable behavior of our species never ceases to piss me off.

I live near a billion year old granite dome called Enchanted Rock, and every now and then someone will spray paint their initials on one of the large boulders. I just don't get it.

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